In just a few short years, Ming Thein has turned his MING Watches from a very original and interesting project into a genuinely impressive independent watchmaking studio. Spanning half a decade, we’ve witnessed a refreshing approach to how to build a brand through very expressive designs and artistry. What started with the 17.01 grew into a range of very limited and highly desirable watches over the course of the past 5 years. Celebrating this anniversary, MING Watches caters to the cry of the public to present the Mosaic concept in a more accessible model. Here’s the new MING Watches 37.07.
Using the foundation of the recently introduced MING Watches 37.05 Moonphase, the MING 37.07 comes in a shaped 38mm wide stainless steel case. Thanks to the manually wound movement, which we’ll get to in a bit, the height is a very pleasant 10.9mm. The signature MING touches are all there. Polished and brushed surfaces, shaped lugs, domed sapphire crystal and a view of the movement through the sapphire crystal caseback.
The dial is where pretty much any MING Watch stands out, and the same goes for the new 37.07. Replicating the Mosaic style in a more accessible watch was not easy, given the fact the original sapphire construction is quite costly. Nevertheless, MING Watches found a way. A Super-LumiNova coated brass base dial and a sapphire crystal upper dial host a three-layer printed mosaic pattern. It has a gradient effect, darkening towards the outer edge. A wide ring around the outside serves as the background for the hour indices, printed on the inside of the sapphire crystal topping the case. Time is indicated with central hour and minute hands, with again a good dose of Super-LumiNova.
Powering the MING 37.07 is the Sellita for MING SW210.M1. A little play on words, it is a proprietary execution of the well-known hand-wound Sellita SW210. It features a skeletonised construction with anthracite bridges and rhodium circular brushing on several other components for some added contrast. This relatively slim movement keeps the watch’s dimensions in check, with just 3.35mm in height. It indicates the hours and minutes through centrally mounted hands and provides a running time of approximately 40 hours.
The new MING 37.07 comes on a watersafe rubber strap made by Jean Rousseau Paris, fitted to a tuck buckle with micro-adjustment. You also get a handmade leather travel pouch with it, which is always a nice gesture. The MING 37.07 will cost CHF 3,250 upon release on July 29th. In a bid to continuously address availability and accessibility, MING offers two time-limited purchase slots. The first slot runs from 2 AM to 2:15 AM GMT, and the second from 1 PM to 1:15 PM GMT, on the 29th of July. Delivery is scheduled to commence in May 2023, possibly running until the end of 2023 depending on the number of purchases made.
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